Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sale-a-bration: Pretty Pockets Card Kit


You can choose the Pretty Pockets Card Kit FREE with your $50 purchase! I love the colors (So Saffron and Pool Party) and all the fun details! Here's what you get in your kit:


 I've also been stamping my own sentiments (like Happy Birthday) right on the card insert. It's easy, and a great way to customize your card!

You can see a few of my own Pretty Pocket cards on Facebook. Check them out! I'd love to have you follow my Amy's Cardbuffet page!

Here's the Stampin Up video for the Pretty Pockets Card Kit. It really is as easy as fold, adhere, and write a note!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Beautiful You and the Beautiful Gown

My talented friend Tandra Boyer gave me permission to share this gorgeous watercolor image she made! She masked off the image (from Beautiful You), stamped on watercolor paper, and then drew in the skirt with watercolor pencils. She blended the lines with an Aquapainter, then added some Clear Wink of Stella as an accent. Isn't it lovely??

I will be sharing more ideas with this lovely set! I managed to get a concussion last week, which has limited my stamping time. I am itching to get back in the craft room though!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Swatch Chart


After playing with my Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils, I wanted to experiment with blending colors. I printed this chart on Stampin Up Shimmery White and on Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper 300 series (better). For example, to get a "redder" red, combine Real Red and Melon Mambo.

This first page shows all 13 colors. I also made a second page which leaves out the Basic Black and only mixes the colors once. 

I'm sharing my blank chart here so you can make your own! Think of all the possibilities!

Click here to download Blank Watercolor Pencil Swatch Chart.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Old and New Watercoloring


As I wait (impatiently) for my order of new goodies to arrive, I've been pulling out some old favorite sets to watercolor! This cute kitty and the bird fountain are from the retired set Touch of Kindness. The new Watercolor Pencils are easy to use! Watch the video below for tips and tricks.







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Blender Pens
[102845]
$10.00

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sale-a-bration: Inside the Lines Designer Paper to Color!




Isn't this cool?? I don't remember Stampin Up ever doing anything like this before! If you like to color, this is the Sale-a-bration freebie for you.

Every order placed with me this month using the host code XPRN3BQF will earn you a free sample of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I will mail you 2 different patterns (approx 4 x 5) to color yourself and experiment with!

You could use the new Watercolor Pencils, markers, the sponge brayers, or whatever you have!



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Blender Pens
[102845]
$10.00

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration!



Today is the day! It's almost as big as Christmas!

Order all your new favorites from the Occasions Catalog or the Main Catalog (links in the sidebar), and earn one free Sale-a-bration item for every $50 of merchandise!

Sale-a-bration bonuses:
If your order reaches $250, you get a bonus $25 in host dollars!
If you join Stampin Up during Sale-a-bration, you get to add ANY two sets to your enrollment order ($99) for FREE!



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Card Tin
[143833]
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year! and a Sneak Peek

Knowing that I never stamp much between when all my grown kids get home for Christmas and when my younger kids go back to school, I don't pre-order much in December. But I really wanted to get my hands on these new Watercolor Pencils from the Occasions Catalog!

I had a little play with them today, mostly making a color swatch chart. But I did work a little bit with the new Hey, Chick set that is available FREE during Sale-a-bration! January 4th it all becomes available. If you didn't receive a paper catalog from me, you can check out the pdf files that will go live on Wednesday!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Christmas Tags


We give away a lot of freezer jam to local friends at Christmas. This is one version of the tags I made this year. I had to have the Bell Punch, naturally! The little wood hearts will be available in January in the new Occasions Catalog!

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